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2014 Minnesota Pork Congress

2014 Minnesota Pork Congress2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Minnesota producers arrived at the 2014 MN Pork Congress looking for information on equipment and health issues. Lower feed costs may be leading producers to expand. However the number of feeding spaces open due to PEDV is still open to discussion.

Dr. Tom Stein - Benchmark Analysis of Nursery, Finishing, and Wean-to-Finish Closeouts


Benchmark Analysis of Production and Financial Measures Across Nursery, Finishing and Wean-to-Finish Closeouts in North America - Dr. Tom Stein, Executive Chairman at MetaFarms, Inc., from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. David Wright - What is PRRS doing to the Pork Industry?


PRRS: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their Risk - Dr. David Wright, Voluntary Regional PRRS Elimination Project Coordinator in Minnesota, from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Montserrat Torremorell - Understanding the Current & Future State of Swine Influenza


Influenza: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their Risk - Dr. Montserrat Torremorell, Allen D. Leman Chair in Swine Health and Productivity Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Steve Larsen - Antibiotic Residues: Methodology, Withdrawal Time and Incidences


Antibiotic Residues: Methodology, Withdrawal Time and Incidences - Dr. Steve Larsen, Director, Pork Safety at National Pork Board, from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

What is Your Big Data and Pork Plan?

Benchmark Analysis of Production and Financial Measures Across Nursery, Finishing and Wean-to-Finish Closeouts in North AmericaThis Pig Has Data Dr. Tom Stein, Executive Chairman at MetaFarms, Inc., shares how swine farms and systems are benchmarked for nursery, finishing and wean to finish close out information.

In helping present the information on about 14 million pigs, Dr. Stein suggests that operations accept variation and manage for it. Also, he suggests that the frontier of managing operations is dealing with space, flow and weight and recommends operations teams think prediction factors vs risk factors.


Can You Stop Swine Influenza in Your Pork Operation?

Swine Influenza: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their RiskPreparing Your Team for Infleuza Dr. Montserrat Torremorell, Allen D. Leman Chair in Swine Health and Productivity Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, provides an update on the current state of swine influenza and what the future might hold. Dr. Torremorell also provides direction on what producers can do to reduce their risk.

PRRS Today and Tomorrow

PRRS: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their RiskReady to Handle PRRS? Dr. David Wright, Voluntary Regional PRRS Elimination Project Coordinator in Minnesota, offers an update on the current Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) situation. Dr. Wright also shares an investigation into some of the opportunities in managing and controlling PRRS in the future.

PEDV Needs All Involved to Manage It

PEDV: What Can Producers Do To Reduce Their Risk?Being Prepared & Training to Prevent PEDV? PEDV (porcine epidemic diarrhea virus) is a key issue for pork producers. Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information, National Pork Board, provides an update of the history of discovery and what is known to date.

Dr. Becton summarizes the resources available for all involved plus points out key ongoing lessons from the PEDV experience. Dr. Becton offers thought on how to apply the lessons to future animal disease monitoring and management.


What Do Producers Know About Swine Diseases?

PEDV, PRRS and Influenza: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their Risk PanelHow Can Pork Producers Do Better? This panel with Dr. Lisa Becton, Dr. Montserrat Torremorell and Dr. David Wright aims to answer questions and concerns from pork producers. Topics covered include truck washing issues/biosecurity at packing facilities, PEDV issues in the US vs in Europe & Asia, and how diseases should be reported in the future.
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